First day of school in Macon County

Around 4,300 students are back in class today in Macon County as today marked the first day of the 2012-2013 school year. The new school year means a new school for some students as the brand new Iotla-Valley K-4 opened up to students for the first time today. The school was officially dedicated this week.…

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Tourism spending up in Macon County

The amount tourists spent in Macon County last year was up from the year before—this according to information just released from the NC Department of Commerce. The Division of Tourism, Film and Sports Development announced tourism dollars increased in 2011 in Macon County by 3.34 percent rising from $122 million in 2010 to $126 million…

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Former WCU track standout competes in Olympics

  Former Western Carolina track & field standout Manteo Mitchell became the first Catamount to compete in the Summer Olympic Games as Mitchell ran as a part of the United States men’s 4×400-meter relay team Thursday in London.   The relay was held at 6:35 a.m. Eastern Time and the US 4x400m relay team tied…

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Duke donates $148K to Carenet

Carenet of Macon County received around $148,000 as a donation from Duke Energy to assist low-income residents with energy-related costs. The funds are part of $11 million distributed by Duke Energy Carolinas to more than 50 assistance agencies across its North Carolina service territory. Duke officials say these contributions will provide a safety net for…

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Highlands woman killed after running off road

An 82-year old Highlands woman was killed as a result of injuries from a single-car accident on Saturday. According to the Bryson City Post of the North Carolina Highway Patrol, the wreck occurred around 2:40 p.m. Saturday on Buck Creek Road about 7 miles west Highlands. Troopers say the victim identified as Hattie Holloway was…

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Alderman Patillo: Enough is Enough

Alderman Patillo: Enough is Enough

Over the past several months there have been a handful of controversial issues town of Franklin leaders have faced–issues that have seemingly divided aldermen at times. Alderman Carolyn “Sissy” Patillo took the opportunity at the board’s regular August meeting on Monday to address the three issues have had town leaders at odds. Patillo said she’d…

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  • September 25, 2014 6:00 pmFREE MEAL AT "THE SERVING SPOON"
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